The government has launched a consultation to ensure domestic homicide reviews reflect the full range of domestic-abuse-related deaths, including suicide.
An 8-week public consultation has been launched to consider changes to domestic homicide reviews, bringing them in line with the statutory definition of domestic abuse enacted in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.
This would mean a DHR can be commissioned whenever there has been a death that has or appears to have resulted from domestic abuse. This not only includes physical abuse but also controlling or coercive behaviour, emotional and economic abuse
Domestic abuse is a devastating crime which can have tragic outcomes, including murder and suicide.
The government is committed to protecting people from this horrific abuse in all its forms and we are striving to make changes that will bring justice to victims and some comfort to their loved ones.